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2017-08-14: Songs of Experience Update

Songs of Experience, U2’s new album, appears to be finished and due to be released this winter. On June 26, we broke the news that the album was rumoured to be released on December 1, 2017. That date was confirmed by a number of sources for us and, as of the end of last week, we have had another reliable source get in touch and confirm that the album is indeed finished, and is indeed...

2017-08-02: Leg Two: Joshua Tree Tour Songs

For each U2 Tour there is a mix of songs before the band takes the stage and The Joshua Tree 2017 tour is no exception. On past tours this mix would often be curated by Longtime friend of the abandoned, Gavin Friday. And indeed it is expected that he is still involved. This article deals with the second leg of The Joshua Tree 2017 tour, for the first leg see the article here. We have a...

2017-07-31: U2 film for the “Best Thing”

Amsterdam is awash with joy as U2 performed on Saturday and Sunday night. While they were in town they filmed some content for a video identified as “Best Thing” in signs posted at the Amsterdam ArenA.


Source: thetheomcneil

On Saturday, prior to the show small stencils started appearing around the venue reading “The Best Things Are Easy to Destroy” with a heart above the words. These...

2017-07-16: Songs of Experience Listening Sessions

Imagine going to see U2 in a stadium, and being moved into a small room before the show. You are surrounded by DJs and music personalities. You’ve all been gathered to listen to some new songs by U2. U2 has invited you to be the first to hear songs from Songs of Experience.

It’s not only your chance to listen to the songs ahead of the rest of the world. It’s also your chance to give...

2017-07-15: The Joshua Tree Tour Poetry

U2 is using poetry on their latest tour, The Joshua Tree 2017, to add an element to the production while attendees wait. Before and after the opening acts appear on stage, the lights are lit and we see projections of words on the screen to the right of the screen. The inclusion of these poems were tipped ahead of the show when news that Parliament of Canada’s Poet Laureate George Elliott...

2017-07-11: U2 Recording / Filming in London

Update: U2 was filming at the Groucho Club, in Soho. Their location was confirmed by the exit by which they left, and it now appears that they were indeed doing a interview, with Zane Lowe, which will air Thursday at 11AM (Los Angeles), 2PM (New York City) and 7PM (Dublin) on Beats1.com. This is confirmed by a photograph of the full band with Lowe taken inside the Groucho Club.

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2017-07-08: The Luminous Icons of Ultra Violet: Leg Two

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the U2 Joshua Tree 2017 Tour.

This is an update of an earlier story, which covered up to the end of the first leg of the tour. For information about the first leg of the tour see our earlier story here. This story is up to date as of the shows in Rome.

One of the visual pieces that accompanies the tour is a set of photographs of women which play on the...

2017-06-29: The History Mix: Canada 150

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday this weekend, and Bono and The Edge will be joining thousands of people celebrating this historic day on Parliament Hill in our nation’s capital city, Ottawa, ON. They are expected to play one song, near the start of the festivities. Canadian Heritage says that the event annually attracts about 350,000 people, although the 2011 event including the Duke and...

2017-06-28: Alice Cooper Talks Larry Mullen Jr.

In advance of Alice Cooper’s new album, Paranormal being released in July, U2Songs.Com had the opportunity to ask Cooper a question as part of a webchat hosted by The Guardian.

Aaron: What were the highlights of working with a drummer like Larry Mullen? Did he help develop the songs or was it more a “here play this” type arrangement? How many days did you work with Mullen?

Alice Cooper: I...

2017-06-27: Jane Scott for Ultra Violet

We would like to take a moment to ask you to help us remember a friend. ONE is accepting nominations for the screen for the Ultra Violet presentation of “HerStory” during the current Joshua Tree 2017 tour, and we would like to ask you in joining us to nominate Jane Scott for the screen during the Cleveland concert.

Jane Scott born in Cleveland, Ohio. You may not know the name, but she was...

2017-06-26: The Crystal Ball: What the Future Holds

In case you missed it, as part of the announcement of the final show in Brazil, to be held October 22, 2017, U2.Com included a carefully worded announcement:

A third and final night in Brazil, at Estadio Do Morumbi, has been set for Sunday October 22nd  - and it’s also confirmed that this will be the final date of #U2TheJoshuaTree2017.

Final date. As in the last stop of the tour. That’s...

2017-06-26: The Women of Ultra Violet: Light My (Mysterious) Ways: Leg 1

Warning, spoilers ahead for the U2 Joshua Tree 2017 Tour! This is an update of our earlier story, updated with new information about the source of the images, and bringing things up to date as of the end of the first leg of the tour.

One of the visual pieces that accompanies the tour is a set of photographs of women which play on the background screen while U2 perform “Ultra Violet (Light...